The tests of the American sixth generation fighter demonstrator were accompanied by a number of failures. “Zvezda” talks about this.
“In the field of developing artificial intelligence for a sixth generation fighter, the Russian side knows that tests of a prototype of a full-size demonstrator showed insufficient controllability of the American aircraft and a failure in climb maneuvers,” the state publication claims.
It is noted that during the tests “some commands from the remote operator's console were not executed either.”
The publication of the weekly says that the United States does not have a number of technologies sufficient to create a sixth generation fighter. “As you know, the United States does not have alloys that can withstand the temperature of the combustion chamber of a hydrogen engine. They also do not have the appropriate materials for the blades of the power plant. American intelligence has repeatedly tried to outbid the formulas of the corresponding substances in Russia, but, thank God, so far to no avail, “Zvezda assures, believing that the Russian Igla project” is more than a decade ahead of its American counterpart in this area. “
According to the publication, “the current Su-57 already contains the possibility of being modified to the level of the sixth generation.” In the same place, an American demonstrator of a sixth generation fighter is called “The Magic Pepelatz”
In September, US Air Force (Air Force) Assistant Procurement Secretary Will Roper said that the Pentagon, under the secrecy of the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program, designed, built, and flew an X-plane demonstrator at least once. which means, in particular, a new generation unmanned or manned aircraft, including a sixth generation fighter.
In August, analysts Ryan Bauer and Peter Wilson, in an article for the American research organization RAND, declared the Russian Su-57 a fourth-generation fighter that faced “numerous problems and setbacks.”
In July, the publication of the Chinese portal Global Times named the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, as well as the Chinese J-20, but not the Russian Su-57, as fifth generation fighters. The internationally oriented publication, overseen by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, citing a publication in Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica, cited the opinion of the deputy director of science and technology of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), J-20 general designer Yang Wei …
In December 2019, in a publication on the Chinese portal Sohu, the Russian Su-57 was declared a 4 +++ generation fighter (3 +++ in the Chinese version). It also said that “the Russians need to work harder so that they are not left behind by other countries of the world.”
Thus, the Celestial Empire reacted to the crash of the Su-57, which was to become the first Russian production model of a fifth-generation fighter, that happened in the same month.